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battling this fire. melissa gaona. and i'm chris hurst. first tonight - a drop in the number of power outages across our region. appalachian power's outage map shows roughly 35-hundred people are in the dark and cold. roanoke city still has the highest number right now, at 11-hundred. more than 650 people have been working around the clock to get the power back on. appalachian power hopes to have power completely restored
for areas where the damage is severe and the access is tough to get to. judgmentand we sure appreciate their efforts in the weather has been a little bit cooperative in that way you will be warmer each day and some sunshine but was windy today that didn't help out skies partly cloudy at the moment traffic is moving well on five eighty one it's thirty five degrees or the digital broadcast center but factor in a little bit of wind and feels more like it's in the upper 20s so don't be fooled by going with the lighter coats until maybe saturday or sunday. it still a chilly out there temperature thirty four in lexington thirty three and blacksburg and galax thirty two with the jostle us reaching checks and thirty four degrees in a few snow flurries the men running to the mountains here recently but that too is starting to dry out just a little bit of a few lingering clouds back to the last but tomorrow will be trending toward something little but more sunny with a winced a lot of the northwest though it's the chemical with high temperatures and low to
start to climb the ladder saturday sunday gets beautiful we have weather has taken its toll on the food supply at some local shelters. one of them is the salvation army. wdbj7's noell saunders tells us what you can to to change that. the salvation army is always in need of volunteers and food. this time, their food pantry is running low because of monday's storm. officials are asking for your help. "i think we all rely on the community support that we recieve. it's vital to our operation" the salvation army feeds over 100 people a day. many of them are women and children from the domestic violence shelter turning point. social services director jamie starkey says the biggest need comes when children aren't in the classroom. "we depend on the school to provide for children when they are in school so when the children are out of school for s snow day that causes an increased need for food supply here" starkey says weather has played a big role in fewer donations this year. also, the salvation army's red kettle
do well last year. that's their number one source of funding. "the money that comes from the red kettle campaign. we depend on it to set our operating budget for the year" pasta, canned goods, snacks are among the food items needed. "we haven't seen the dire circumstance of feeling like we are not going to be able to feed people but certainly it is a blessing to us when the community comes forward to help us supplement that food supply" we have information on how to donate to the salvation army on wdbj7.com noell saunders wdbj7. a 90-year-old man and his dog are out of their home tonight after a fire in craig county, not far from the west virginia state line. according to a volunteer assitant chief, the house on dick's creek road is a total loss. when firefighters got there this evening, the walls and roof had already caved. they think the fire started in the kitchen.
to be checked out. a roanoke county firefigther says training saved his life last week. nats "activate mayday on the fire ground, a firefighter fallen through the floor" while fighting a fire last week on green hill drive, firefighter and paramedic robert mauck fell through two floors and was hanging upside down. after following standard prodecures from his training, mauck says he was able to set himself free. minutes later, a crew came to the rescue. roanoke county firefighter and paramedic robert mauck: "i just looked up to the sky and i just thank god for letting me make it. i'm a human being like i said, it's wonderful thing, i'm a blessed man." mauck only suffered some bruising. soon though, he'll no longer be fighting fires. in two-weeks he starts his new job as roanoke county deputy fire marshal. a big change on campus at the university of texas at austin: guns will be allowed in classrooms starting next school year. the school's president approved the guidelines today.
texas law. those with concealed handgun licenses will be able to bring their weapons to class. school leaders don't necessarily agree with the policy, but state law requires public universities to allow guns starting in august. a mass shooting at the school in 1966 killed 14 people and wounded 32. while apple's ceo says a judge's order could threaten the security of millions of iphones, the white house doesn't see it that way. the judge ordered apple to help the fbi hack into an iphone used by one of the shooters in san bernardino last year. the white house says the order would quote "have an impact on this one device." leaders say the case adding to the debate about privacy versus security, and it could be headed to the supreme court. alan cohn/fmr. asst. sec. of the dep. of homeland security: "right now, both parties have dug in and both parties have an incentive to bring this case forward." apple has five days to appeal the judge's ruling. ahead of saturday's south carolina's
nikki haley says she's endorsing republican presidential candidate marco rubio. the support could help rubio, who's been targetted in recent political attacks from jeb bush and ted cruz. hillary clinton's campaign has launched tv ads in virginia, ahead of the march 1st primary. right now, they're running in the richmond market. clinton is enjoying a lead in virginia polls against opponent bernie sanders. but in saturday's caucuses in nevada, it's a dead heat between the two democratic candidates. a group of giles county landowners against the mountain valley pipeline project has taken its case to the virginia supreme court. justices heard an appeal by the appalachian mountain advocates yesterday. that group is questioning a law that lets pipeline surveyors on their property under eminent domain. they previously prevented mountain valley pipeline from entering private property in west virginia. justices could rule on the case in a month to six weeks.
organization in lexington are trying to keep our kids active by giving them more space to play sports. w-d-b-j-7's khiree stewart tells us about a project they're planning and what a difference it will make. chris, hundreds of kids and teenagers play sports through the rockbridge area recreation organization. leaders say they need more places for their teams to practice and hope a new project solves that problem. "you look at other facilities and you say 'why don't we have that here?'" members of the rockbridge area recreation organization are a step closer to making it happen. executive director john trudgeon a limited amount of space to practice,. they're planning to extend their practice fields at the brewbaker field complex on this 2 "there will be a there will be baseball practices practices in the spring time, soccer practices in the fall. probably even some football practices as well." on top of that, he says they'll also construct a chain link fence around the project will cost around 180-
aside from grants, 50-thousand will come from the city of lexington and rockbridge county through their capital improvements plan. they're planning to start a fundraising campaign later this year. "there are more interest in using facilities then there are to use. so, there's been a lot of cooperation." right now, he says they're in the process of getting the city to accept their plan. trudgeon hopes it's a home run the local athletes. "i think this is just a small step in the right direction." we've been strapped and this is going to be a significant addition to what we already have." if approved, trudgeon says construction could begin later this year, and he expects the field to be complete in fall of next year. khiree stewart, w- d-b-j-7. money from richmond is flowing into bedford's downtown. the virginia main street program is giving the town a 20- thousand dollar
bedford main street will use the money to offer zero-interest loans to people who want to operate or expand a business downtown. matching amounts will come from the town and county, bringing the total amount of funding for the program to around 40-thousand. jim messier/bedford main street president: "ultimately what we're looking for is a downtown with 100 percent capacity, beautiful buildings, and thousands of people coming to shop." bedford isn't the only town getting money. virginia main street awarded grants totaling 150- thousand dollars yesterday to 10 communities. altavista is getting 10-thousand to renovate some of its buildings. find out about the safety issue that has toyota recalling more than a million suvs. michigan officials want to take action soon on the flint, michigan water crisis, but two very different plans could bring things to a stand-still. this virginia fast food worker found out the hard way this week that an hangry customer had an
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toyota is recalling more than a million rav-fours because of seat belts that might fail if you're in a crash. the recall affects rav-fours from model years 2006 to 2012 - as well as 2012 to 2014 rav- four e-vs. a fast food manager in virginia is back on the job tonight, after being attacked and bitten - over a wrong order! the confrontation
the lobby of this wendy's, after changing her order from two spicy chicken sandwiches. latanya nelson/manager: from that to (4) 99 sandwiches, so i'm guessing she only had four dollars instead of 11. cursing and said, 'i'll counter.' i said 'ok.' she clamped down right above my knee..so i her as she was biting me." that bike mark could still be seen on the woman. faced with four charges, including malicious wounding. michigan's governor and the mayor of flint say they have plans to deal with the lead pipes causing toxic tap water in the city. but their plans are different. flint's mayor wants right away and announced today that training on removal would begin but the governor wants to coat the protective film them.
an infrastructure study to see if any of the pipes needed to be removed. the governor refused to speculate on a timeline for his plan, but the mayor says she's moving forward with her pipe removal plans. maryland is appealing a ruling that allows dominion virginia power to drain 215-million gallons of treated water from coal ash ponds just south of washington dc into a creek that flows into the potomac river. maryland's governor wants a judge in richmond to review the approval virginia granted last month. dominion's plan is part of a larger effort to comply with a nationwide environmental protection agency mandate to safely dispose of coal ash. dominion says the groundwater will be monitored. new tonight, rock and roll band phish will be headlining this year's lock'n music festival in nelson county. organizers made the announcement today. included in the musical lineup are the bands "my morning jacket" and "ween." the lock'n festival takes place august 25th through 28th. general admission and v-i-p tickets,
on sale this friday at noon. the mill mountain zoo says it's thankful the winter storm happened while the zoo is closed for its winter schedule, but the animals still need around the clock care. parts of the zoo lost power. service has been completely restored as staff prepares to reopen on friday. while kids enjoyed another snow day today, staff and volunteers in grayson county took advantage of the empty schools. during snow days the schools renovate and touch up parts of the building like locker rooms, bathrooms, and hallways. they even have inmates from the regional jail come in to help. superintendent kelly wilmore says the work is well worth it when he considers how it will help the school. (kelly wilmore, grayson county schools superintendent) you need to make sure your school looks nice and it needs to look nice for the kids and we have great kids here so they deserve a very nice school. it doesn't take a whole lot to make a place look a whole lot better, paint and lights are a huge effort. students head back to school tomorrow,
nextlot of you saw sky just like this one in reiner today were the clouds wind zipping by blue skies from time to time just trying to climb up just little that wasn't successfully manipulate the field during the course the time lapse the amount of bare ground doesn't really increase that much so there's more melting to go on we certainly expect that to continue happening but as we mentioned before it's getting counted chilly out there
at the moment it is a twenty acres is lamentable of the wind blowing so is watching us slippery spots first thing in the morning and few flurries earlier tonight those of term lamentable when going so is watching us slippery spots first thing in the morning and a few flurries earlier tonight those of time dried up and gone away that's a vein in new york the best zones you can see that like affect). while in route across their without piling on buffalo one more time willing to split the country up into two temperature zones where it's much colder and will stay cold up over the northeast meantime it is so warm in the southwest look in the eighties and nineties again for highs tomorrow and will onshore flow bringing in some moisture somewhere in between both of those setups and will happen is the cold air will start to a road not so much tomorrow but it will be a little bit more successful on saturday and sunday were looking at numbers overnight it will drop us down into the twenties video via partly cloudy sky for tonight and tomorrow watch the warm-up get at least and the mid forties now divided that seeks it's not very far
at 50 line will be here friday sixty degree line will be here on saturday city specific forty four lexington for thursday forty and blacksburg and forty nine in danville i'm expecting this to be a mainly sunny sky and it is looking that way as we look at the hour by hour a forecast model and you can see here looking pretty good no real issues there but set that emotion in the much turn the winds around the south on friday given that warmer weather springlike weekend coming up with a zonal flow and that gets us in the sixties will enjoy that a lot and there were watching coming up for wednesday is another low-pressure air uniform along the coast since were week out we only know from the computer models will be there at absentlyapsley no idea what
lucrative the basketball game in the odac, plus virginia tech visits miami. but before we get to that, let's check-in with a pretty big acc match-up in chapel hill tonight. it's duke- north carolina, where the 20th-ranked blue devils upset the 5th- ranked tar heels 74 to 73. brice johnson dropped 29 points 19 rebounds, but it wasn't enough for the tar heels, who were handed just their third acc loss of the year. brandon ingram had 20 and
daytona international speedway is undeniable, but the track has taken a huge step into the future with a huge renovation project. here's travis wells with more on the first motorsports stadium. the track eliminated 40 thousand backstretch seats and replaced more than 101 thousand seats on the frontstretch with new wider, more comfortable ones with nearly perfect sight lines. getting into the facility is easier with more than 40 escalators at 5 different injectors, a fancy word for oversized gates. appropriately for nascar, each injector is sponsored and leads to a huge concourse with interactive breezeways. there is wifi throughout along with 14 hundred hd tv monitors that span the stands, which are nearly a mile long. joie chitwood/ daytona international speedway president: that marquee sign and that facade when you get off that exit at isb and you drive down and see the daytona international speedway now, i think it catches
want to be. we want you to be inspired when you see us. we've done something no one else has ever done. we created a motorsports stadium and right now it's that impression that we give you when you first arrive that you're here at something special. now i think we live up to that brand of being the world center of racing. the track doesn't look all that different from a driver's perspective but the stars of the sport have given the finished product rave reviews. carl edwards/25 career wins: flying in on the cessna, and looking at the grandstands, it's just massive. it's really neat. i've heard a lot of people, fans and folks from central missouri where i'm from, they're coming down here just because they're excited about daytona rising. i even heard a guy, a self proclaimed, grizzled veteran reporter who said he was pumped because it was so neat up there so really cool. clint bowyer/8 career wins: it's something special. it's above and beyond anything i could ever expect at a racetrack over the years. i've been to super bowl games and football games and there's nothing like that. it's over the top. jamie mcmurray/2010 daytona 500 champ:
ever been to, whether it's a football or baseball stadium. it's just the next level of just amazing. and it's so hard to explain how great it is right here without coming here and experiencing it and getting to see it all in person, it's just really hard to explain but anyone who comes here i think, will be blown away. in daytona beach, florida, travis wells, wdbj7. onto college basketball, where virginia tech hit the road to take-on 11th- ranked miami. kerry blackshear jr getting it done early for the hokies. off the pick- and- roll he gets the lay-in. then tech with the ball under their basket. justin robinson to jalen hudson for the quick catch- and shoot 3. the hokies led 22-21 at the break, but it was a different story in the second.angel rodriguez led the hurricanes with 14 points as they pull away to win it 65-49. in division-3 basketball, roanoke college visiting lynchburg in each team's second-to-last game of the regular season, and this one was the odac version of the nba
smith taking it to the hoop early. he led roanoke with 32 points, 10 rebounds. then hidden valley's daniel rowe knocks-down the corner 3 for the hornets. lynchburg's austen arnold though, was the star of this show, dropping 41 points. he gets back to back baskets as the hornets led by as many as 17 in the first half. joey miller helps the maroons get back in this one with 31 points and this one needs 2 overtimes to determine a winner. brace yourself for these numbers. it was tied at 131 through regulation, and lynchburg goes-on to win it 160 to 156. in high school hoops, the postseason has already begun, with northside coming-in as one of the hottest teams in the area. zac glover catches up with the vikings, in this week's edition of hometown hoops weekly. zac glover: the northside basketball team can beat you in a many ways. with guards that can both drive and shoot, and with the power of a boogie basham down low, the vikings polished off a dominant regular season at 21-1 on the year. carlos "boogie"
senior forward: "it's been a good season. you know, the record is good, and plus, the work that we put in, in the offseason, and at practice and everything. everything is going good." kendrick tucker, northside senior guard: "whoever you get the ball to, you know that they're capable of making a good play. so just from the depth of the bench, and everybody being able to play and compete when they step out on the court, it's a lot of fun." zac glover: winning can certainly make things fun, but the vikings say it's not just the end result on the scoreboard that has made this year memorable. bill pope, northside head coach: "beyond all these things that everyone can see from the stands, i think our strength is that these guys really love to play basketball, and really care about each other." kendrick tucker: "off and on the court, we're just like a big group of brothers. just enjoying each other's company, we talk to each other every day, and it's just like a big family." zac glover: and even though northside hasn't lost a game since early december, they're still looking for ways to improve heading into the playoffs. bill pope: "you have to keep getting better. there's little things that you can tweak and get better at, and those little things might turn into big
kendrick tucker: "just continue to be true to what we do, and that's just share the ball, hustle on defense, just continue to battle at practice, and don't change anything. just stay consistent." zac glover: and the vikings are hoping that consistency can earn head coach, bill pope, his first state championship in more than 30 years on the sidelines at northside. carlos basham: "it would be good, just to be the first ones to do, and plus, get him his first one. that would mean a lot." kendrick tucker: "every time you come into practice, you see those two big runner-up pictures, and just to be up on the wall for winning it would mean a lot for us." bill pope: "this team is a special team. they're special, not just because they're good at what they do, but who they are." zac glover: in roanoke, zac glover, hometown
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